Alternatives to Venture (Vulture) Capital Financing

If you are a business owner seeking equity investment or subordinated debt loans you should know about two relatively unknown funding programs available to U.S. companies, before you seek “Vulture Capital Financing”. This month’s speaker, Sam Thacker will discuss the pros and cons of obtaining growth capital from venture capital firms and Small Business Investment […]

LinkedIn Profiles: More than pretty pictures

You’ve joined LinkedIn and created a profile. Now what? Does your LinkedIn profile represent your professional brand? What message are you sending through your profile? LinkedIn is the world’s foremost business social network with over 275 million professional profiles in 20 languages. Business people from all over the globe use it every day to find […]

Boosting your brand and sales through Podcasting

Have you tried podcasting?  Maybe you should. Podcasts are a booming business. From business gurus to comedians, podcasting has become a favorite marketing and communication tool for millions worldwide. Actually the number of podcast fans has crossed the billion mark. Last July, Apple announced they reached their one billionth podcast subscriber on iTunes. From business […]

The story of two Austin beverage companies and one food broker

Austin Beverage Companies take big steps – Austin, TX attracts more that it’s fair share of start-up businesses than other urban centers in the United States. The great weather, live music and pro-business attitude of this town provide a fertile incubator for smart entrepreneurs with new ideas for food and beverage products.  At this month’s […]

UCC Filings: Tips for Business Owners

Why UCC Filings are important to business owners? Most businesses will borrow money or open lines of credit at some point in the life of their business. All business owners should have a basic knowledge of the types of UCC filings  most often used by lenders, because having a UCC Financing Statements filed against your […]

Meet the Lender: St. Louis, MO

Meet the Lender in St. Louis: A Special Event for Local Businesses.   Business Finance Solutions will be hosting a “Meet the Lender” event for businesses in the St. Louis metro area on February 17-18, 2014 On Monday and Tuesday, February 17th and 18th, machine shops, manufacturers, packaging and assembly, industrial, apparel and other business […]

Invoice Factoring 101

Invoice Factoring 101 Webinar:  Learn about Invoice Factoring and how to use it to help your business grow. Do you have open purchase orders with large companies? Do need working capital to buy raw materials, equipment or supplies? Do you have customers who are slow to pay? Invoice Factoring may be a good solution to […]

Financing for Oil Field Service Companies

Financing for Oil Field Service Companies and Related Small Businesses  – (Webinar) Join Sam Thacker and the BFS team as we explore finance best practices for oil field service companies and related and small businesses.  If your company works with oil and gas producers, rig operators, tool and equipment suppliers, or any oil and gas […]

Meet the Lender: Eagle Ford Shale Play Loans

Special Event for Businesses in the Eagle Ford Shale Play.   Business Finance Solutions will be hosting a “Meet the Lender” event for businesses in the Eagle Ford Shale Play this Tuesday and Wednesday in the San Antonio area. On October 22nd and 23rd, oilfield service companies and related businesses operating in the Eagle Ford […]

Working Capital for Oilfield Service Companies

Just a few weeks ago, I traveled south on IH35 from Austin to Laredo to visit a client.  As usual the highway was busy with commuters, trucks and other commercial traffic. After all, Interstate Highway 35 runs 1,568 miles from Laredo, TX to Duluth, MN, and is the most important north-south highway through Texas, connecting […]